Here Are Ten Great Reasons Why You Should Take up Running

It is fair to say that most of us fall into two categories – those that love running and those that hate it. Whatever type you are, below I have provided some reasons as to why I run and why I believe that you should try it. Hopefully, by the end of the page you will be able to put yourself into a new category.


Running Can be Done Anywhere

Running is something that can be done absolutely anywhere and that really is no exaggeration. If you want to play a game of football you have to find a field or a sports complex, but when it comes to running you can just step outside your house and start running down the street.

It Is Completely Free

It will not cost you a single cent to go for a run. I am certain that you some items of clothing in your cupboard already that are suitable for running. You do not need much really – some shorts, a t-shirt, and a decent pair of shoes should suffice.

You Will Get Healthier

Running is an activity that will help to make you healthier. It will lower your blood pressure, improve your metabolism, increase your blood flow, and improve your endurance. These are just a few of the major health benefits of going out for a run.

Running Gives You an Excuse to Eat Carbs

To tune your muscles, you need carbs. Running gives you a good excuse to eat some healthy carbs. I am not sitting here suggesting that you stuff your face but eating healthy carbs will allow you to run a longer distance. Some great options include oatmeal and fruit. If you are planning on a long run, then you can take something like sweet potatoes, quinoa, root veggies, or even lasagna.


It Will Help Your Skin to Glow

Sweating helps you to cool down, but it is also a means of getting toxins out of your body. By eliminating toxins from your body, you can give your skin a much healthier glow. When you look healthier, you will start to feel more confident in your body.

It is a Good Excuse to Blast Your Music

When you are running you can play whatever music you like. One of the things that I do to make sure that I stay at the pace that I want is to listen to upbeat music. Listening to quick tempo tunes will help me go faster than listening to slow songs. So, put on your headphones, blast your music, and enjoy your run.

You Will Feel Free

The run that you do is your own and nobody else’s. Running gives you the opportunity to do what you want and to be at one with it. Feeling the wind on your face will give you a sense of freedom. It really is amazing what some fresh air can do to revitalize your body and mind.

You Will be At One with Nature

Going for a run is a fantastic way to connect with the great outdoors. During a run I realize that I observe things that I would not observe while driving. Running is something that helps me to feel more connected to everything that is around me.

You Will Find New Places

You do not necessarily need to run down trails and busy streets – just let the mood carry you. If you like the look of a particular street, run down it. If there is a nice park that you have not noticed before, go and check it out. If you come across someone that is running in a different direction, check out their route.

You Have the Chance to Give Back

While it might seem a bit off to pay money to run, the money thar you give will go to somebody who needs it. It is an amazing feeling to back and there is an added bonus – you get to run still. Running while surrounded by hundreds of others will give you a lot of motivation and will encourage you to keep up the good work.